How to Optimize ARK: Survival Ascended for Nvidia and AMD Users
Hey there, fellow gamer! Ready to take your ARK experience to the next level? Let’s amp up those settings for an adventure that’s as smooth as it is immersive. Whether you’re team Nvidia or team AMD, we’ve got the golden nuggets for both. Dive in!
Getting Your PC Game-Ready
First things first, let’s make sure your PC’s in the mood for some heavy-duty gaming. Running on Windows 11 22H2? Great! If not, it’s high time for an update to keep things snappy. Now, here’s a cool trick: there’s a built-in Windows Game Mode that puts unnecessary background chores on hold, so your game gets all the attention it deserves. Sweet, right?
Switching Game Mode on is a no-brainer:
- Hit the Start button, type in Settings, and open it up.
- Head over to Gaming > Game Mode.
- Toggle that bad boy on or off, depending on your mood.
Beefing Up Your Graphics
Now, onto the secret sauce – the drivers. Picture them as the messengers that help your computer and graphics card speak the same language. For the Nvidia squad, grab the latest drivers right here. More of an AMD warrior? No worries, find your match here.
Pro tip: Go for a clean installation of the drivers to avoid any old bugs sticking around. Need help with that? I got you. First, you’ll need a handy tool called DDU (Display Driver Uninstaller). Download it from the official site if you haven’t already.
Got DDU? Awesome, let’s get to work. But hey, remember to disconnect from the internet for a bit. We don’t want Windows Update stepping in just yet. Ready? Into Safe Mode we go! Here’s how:
- Jump into Windows Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Advanced startup and hit Restart now.
- Choose Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
- When the options pop up, press the number 4 key. Welcome to Safe Mode, minus the internet!
Now, fire up DDU, select your device type, and give it the green light to “Clean and restart“. It’s a coffee-break kind of wait, about 2-5 minutes. Done? Perfect, you’re back in the regular world now.
Tweaking In-Game Magic for Nvidia and AMD
Alright, settings maestro, let’s fine-tune that game of yours. The best combo is still up for debate, but here’s the inside scoop. For the Nvidia folks, flick on DLSS if you’re rocking an RTX 20*, 30*, or 40* series card. It’s like your GPU’s winning lottery ticket for performance.
On the other side, AMD users, we’re all eyes for when FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution) hits the deck. In the meantime, there’s no missing out with HYPR-RX profiles. Just switch ’em on in your AMD Adrenaline software, and it’s game on with turbocharged graphics!
So, what’re you waiting for? Get those updates rolling, tweaks set, and dive back into the ARK universe like never before. Trust me; it’s a game-changer.
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